Adigio Benítez was one of the most representative Cuban artists between the decades of the fifties and sixties. Graduated from the National School of Fine Arts "San Alejandro" in 1949, he worked as a caricaturist cartoonist in Havana's newspaper Hoy before and after the triumph of the Revolution. In the mid-1940s, his cartoons and political drawings began to echo the spirit that lived in those years. His work was distinguished by the great mastery of the brush and the formal conditions that dominated in any of the manifestations that he assumed. Adigio was a prodigious caricaturist, painter, designer, poet and founding teacher of the National School of Plastic Arts and the Superior Institute of Art. In the year 2002, Adigio Benítez won the National Prize for Plastic Arts, awarded him for his life work in the promotion of the plastic arts in Cuba and his contributions to contemporary artistic visibility.